How We Can Expect Fiber Optic Technology to Develop in the Future

fiber optic technology in the future

Fiber optic technology is expected to advance even further in the next few years.

Modern businesses increasingly demand faster, more secure, and larger capacity networks. Fiber optic technology will play a significant role in facilitating this growth. Fiber optics are expected to help support various industries, as well as residential applications. We can expect fiber optic technology to keep developing in several significant ways in the next five years and beyond. 

Fiber Optic Technology in New Projects

Cities around the globe are already beginning to use fiber optic cables for their communication needs. Additionally, the Pacific Light Cable Network plans to run 8,000 miles of fiber optic cable under the sea from L.A. to Hong Kong. To meet the growing demand for bandwidth as more work and communications turn online, fiber optic cables will become necessary. 

The expansion of 5G wireless technology will also demand fiber optic technology. While 5G is still relatively new, phone companies plan to continue expanding their 5G networks in future years. 

Trends in Speed and Efficiency 

Fiber optic technology is continuing to develop itself alongside greater demands for speed and efficiency. There are a few developing fiber optic improvements, including: 

  • AON: all-optical networks. This allows data to be transmitted without any electrical processing, which can result in farther transmission distances. 
  • WDM: wavelength division multiplexing. This increases bandwidth capacity by allowing different carriers to transmit optical signals. 
  • OAM: orbital angular momentum. This system forces light waves to twist in a spiral, increasing the ability to send information in a highly scalable manner. 
  • ROF: radio over fiber. This technology allows for the transmission of radio frequencies using optic fibers. This can be used in the aviation industry and stadium construction, commercial building construction, and other public works projects. 

Increased Demands for Fiber Technology

The primary reason businesses are quickly improving fiber optic technology is that business owners and everyday people expect reliably great transmission speed and quality. Over the next five years, citizens worldwide will be enjoying even more social media, video, network gaming, and other services that rely on fast Internet

As new inventions become commonplace, unique needs for fiber optics will continue to present themselves. Because fiber-optic technology is “future proof,” they will only become more useful and relevant to various parts of our lives. 

Get in Touch with FiberPlus

FiberPlus has been providing data communication solutions for over 25 years in the Mid Atlantic Region for a number of different markets. What began as a cable installation company for Local Area Networks has grown into a leading provider of innovative technology solutions improving the way our customers communicate and keeping them secure. Our solutions now include:

  • Structured Cabling (Fiberoptic, Copper and Coax for inside and outside plant networks)
  • Electronic Security Systems (Access Control & CCTV Solutions)
  • Wireless Access Point installations
  • Public Safety DAS – Emergency Call Stations
  • Audio/Video Services (Intercoms and Display Monitors)
  • Support Services
  • Specialty Systems
  • Design/Build Services
  • UL2050 Certifications and installations for Secure Spaces

FiberPlus promises the communities in which we serve that we will continue to expand and evolve as new technology is introduced within the telecommunications industry.

Have any questions? Interested in one of our services? Call FiberPlus today 800-394-3301, email us at, or visit our contact page.  Our offices are located in the Washington, DC metro area, Richmond, VA, and Columbus, OH.  In Pennsylvania, please call Pennsylvania Networks, Inc. at 814-259-3999.

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